Sorry this is just a bit OT but what is an appropriate First Holy Communion gift for a boy age about 6 or 7?
Alot of people might tell you a nice bible or a gold cross. I prefer to leave the personal items up to immediate family. Instead you could buy a savings bond or even a giftcard to any store. Maybe even include a small giftcard to Mcdonalds so they can treat themselves. My kids enjoy that.
Many families give money in a card. Go to your local religious book store and perhaps they can give you suggestions. He will likely get more than one rosary, so try not to get him one of those.
Savings Bond and a small token of rememberance of the day. It is tough for boys. For my Godson my DH and I gave him a large face value bond (pay half the total face value and once it matures, he can have some savings). We also found a rosary that was masculine as well as a boy's communion picture frame in order to display a picture of First Communion Day.
Hope this helps.
I thought there was a thread on this a while ago and I know some suggested treating First Communion just like any other celebration, and giving non-religious gifts, but personally I would highly recommend sticking with a religious type gift. I would fit the gift to the occasion, so just like I wouldn't show up with a bottle of cologne or some socks for a housewarming, I wouldn't bring a basketball to a First Communion Party.
Here are some suggestions...
Religious Books (kid bibles, books on Saints, etc.) or a nice Rosary (although they may get more than one, he can still use it). If you have a religious type store in your area they probably have a lot of stuff. Below is a link that may give you some ideas. The amount you spend would probably depend on your relationship to the child. If you are family friends but not real, real close I would think anywhere from $10-30 would be fine. It's really not a big present giving occasion and focus is more on the sacrament itself.
I fall else fails, or you don't feel comfortable giving a religious gift, I'd stick a $20 in a Communion Card...maybe a little more if you are closely related.
ps...What does OT mean? (Off Topic???)
Here is a link that might be useful: Gift Ideas